Author Archives: Jill

About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!

Wardrobe Planning: Too Many Distractions

With the changing of the seasons I start planning my spring and summer hand made wardrobe. I’m sure you’ve heard that statement sleeves are all the rage this season. I’m not falling for ginormous bell shaped sleeves. Not that it … Continue reading

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Statement Sleeves! Sewing’s Hot Focus + Tips From Linda Reynold’s Master Class in Set-In Sleeves

Every year there is always a body part we love to show off. 2015 was the crop top, showing off perfect and in my case not so perfect abs. One-shoulder cuts were hot too. Chokers were the thing to accentuate … Continue reading

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Prom Night 2017 | Find Easy To Make Clutches + FREE Bow Tie Pattern

Prom season is around the corner in most parts of the country. Are you making a dress for yourself or someone you know? Here are a few accessory patterns to get you started, plus a bit of inspiration. Nothing is … Continue reading

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Pretty Options for Plus + Curvy Size

In our latest issue we have two sew alongs. One happened in January,  the Clare Coat from Closet Case Files. You can access all the posts for this sew along any time. The second sew along is with Jenny Rushmore … Continue reading

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National Wear Red Day Is Today! + A Heart Healthy Giveaway!

This coming National Wear Red Day, Feb. 3, 2017, will mark 15 years since the initial National Wear Red Day, which was first observed to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and to … Continue reading

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BIG News for Readers of Sew News!

Every Day We’re Hustling Things are really bustling in the Sew News editorial offices. If you’re a long-time subscriber of Sew News you’ll have noticed that over the years we’ve gone up and down in page count. It’s just part … Continue reading

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Islander Cape Sew Along: Week 3 Finishing Details

Final week of the Islander Cape Sew Along! We would all love to see your final cape. Let me know if you have completed it and I will post on our Facebook page. This installment is all about the finishing … Continue reading

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